Microsoft has planned to release a new build to both the Fast and Slow rings. According to leaks, Windows 10 build 10540 could be the next stable release.
In what could be deemed as a surprise move, Microsoft will be providing updated ISOs for Windows 10 to members of the slow ring. Gabe Aul, Vice President, WDG Engineering Systems team confirmed via his Twitter account that the company will be rolling out new Windows 10 Insider Preview builds to slow ring as well.
“We’ll do ISOs with Slow ring builds again. Can clean install as long as the system had a Win10 activation,” Aul says.
The new Windows 10 Preview build that Microsoft is reportedly working is build 10540, release notes of which has been posted by credible Russian leaker WZor. Hence, this is a pretty good indication that Microsoft is indeed prepping a newer build of Windows 10, which the company sends to testers and manufacturers when it rolls out a new version of the OS.
Though there’s only one noticeable feature addition included in the new build, which is jump lists for Windows Store apps.
As Microsoft explains, “You can now build jump lists for Windows Store apps (immersive apps). Note that the jump list content will now also be available from tiles in Start and the All apps list, in addition to the taskbar and the Most Used list in Start.”
In addition, the new build 10540 primarily focuses on bug fixes and stability, as the new build has made improvements to audio, graphics, media, along with several recovery issues that didn’t perform as they were supposed to with previous builds. And as is the case with every build, the upcoming build will probably be far from perfect and still has several issues.
There’s still no information as to when Microsoft actually plans to roll out Windows 10 build 10540 to Windows Insiders. Nevertheless, it is rather that we have a new Windows 10 build in the pipeline. Currently, the company has its focus shifted on the upcoming Windows 10 Mobile, as the company has already started sending out media invites for an event scheduled on October 6 in New York.